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Can I Go Swimming With A Perforated Eardrum
Yes, but: It is a good idea to protect your ear from water with a silicone ear plug that molds to your outer ear. Best to not use plugs that fill the canal. If you feel as if water gets into your ear then the use of an antibiotic ear drop can help prevent infection. You should speak to your ENT doctor about these drops. If you have not seen an ENT recently you should as perforations need to checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably yes.: You basically laid out all you need for a serious inner ear infection. 1) Lake water teeming with organisms. 2) Outer ear canal easily fills with water and does not empty. 3) You have a hole into the deepest part of your skull. This is not to scare you unnecessarily, but you DEFINITELY need to see a physician if you have even the SLIGHTEST symptoms. ...Read more
See ENT: Probably don't have to rush to hospital unless you can't wait to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist(ent) as an outpatient. ...Read more
Absolutely: The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear problems occur when the pressure outside the ear drum is significantly different than pressure inside the middle ear. With a hole that can't happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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